Tom Seligman


Based in London and Berlin, Tom Seligman is one of the UK’s most versatile conducting talents, busy with a wide and exciting range of projects.

Tom Seligman made his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in 2010, and has since been regularly invited back, conducting the Royal Ballet in repertoire including The Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, Don Quixote, Chroma, Obsidian Tear, Frankenstein and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. His performances of The Nutcracker and The Winter's Tale were relayed to cinema screens around the world.

He has conducted Jewels and The Nutcracker for New York City Ballet, The Winter's Tale for National Ballet of Canada, The Dream, A Month in the Country and La fille mal gardée for Birmingham Royal Ballet, and for English National Ballet, Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall and Le Corsaire and Coppélia in China and Singapore. The 2018-19 season included debuts in Brisbane, Amsterdam, Munich, Dresden and Copenhagen, while 2019-2020 sees returns to Covent Garden and the Dresden Semperoper Ballet.
Opera productions include The Rake's Progress and The Beggar's Opera for Edinburgh Studio Opera, Le nozze di Figaro for Opera East and Die Zauberflöte for Opernfest Berlin, as well as concert performances of Handel Theodora and Semele, Verdi Un giorno di regno, Janáček The Cunning Little Vixen and Jenůfa and Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel.

He has worked extensively with the London Symphony Chorus and was chorus-master for the Lucerne Festival Orchestra’s performance of Mahler's 3rd Symphony under Claudio Abbado at the 2007 BBC Proms. As Guest Chorus Director for the Hallé's recording of Elgar's The Kingdom under Sir Mark Elder, he won the 2011 Gramophone Award for best choral recording. Projects with the BBC Singers and Symphony Chorus have included concerts at the Barbican and Royal Albert Hall, a Chandos recording of Berlioz Roméo et Juliette and the 2016 Last Night of the Proms.​

He is also principal conductor of Kensington Chamber Orchestra and artistic director of Five Senses Music, bringing audiences of all ages into closer contact with orchestral and operatic music through innovative interactive projects and events in London and Berlin.
Tom Seligman made his debut at the Bayerische Staatsballett in the 2018-2019 season, with Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Information as of December 2019